Everton entered the international break on a high after securing a goalless draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, which established a platform to build upon in the build-up to the busy festive season.
Marco Silva’s side host Cardiff City at Goodison Park this week before making the short trip to tackle arch-rivals Liverpool at Anfield, a fixture that presents another stern test for an improving Everton outfit.
Silva’s men will certainly need to be at their best against Jurgen Klopp’s title-chasers but bad news has emerged from the international break, with it being confirmed that Ademola Lookman has returned to the club prematurely.
The club confirmed Lookman sustained a minor injury whilst on duty with England’s U21 side and fans on social media express their dismay at the news, fearing the worst and showing their frustration.
We have gathered some of their responses below.
International breaks ruin lives
— . (@Sync_1878) November 18, 2018
— (@jdborneman) November 18, 2018
Rest him against Cardiff get him ready for that lot
— Scott Morgan (@ScottMorgan1878) November 18, 2018
— Lewis (@xRicharlison) November 18, 2018
WISH U RECOVER SOON YOUNG BLUES HERO
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) November 18, 2018
— ₈ (@HazoAG8) November 18, 2018